You may extend the time your iPhone 13 screen stays on by navigating to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > and selecting one of the options there.
The steps and graphics in our guide below will show you how to change the iPhone’s screen timeout settings to one of several distinct possibilities. You may even prevent the screen from turning off automatically, allowing you to lock and unlock the device manually each time.
For more details, watch this video on how to keep iPhone 13 screen on.
How to Keep Your iPhone 13 From Turning Off
The procedures in this article were carried out using an iPhone 13 running iOS 15.0.2. These procedures will work on the majority of different iPhone models and versions of the iOS operating system.
These instructions will show you how to modify the screen lock time on the iPhone 13.
Step 1: Launch the iPhone Settings app.
If you can’t find it on your Home screen, slide down to activate Spotlight Search, type “settings” into the search bar, and then select the app from the search results.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Display & Brightness menu item.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Auto-Lock.
The time showing there right now is the current screen timeout period.
Step 4: Choose the amount of time you want your iPhone to wait before automatically turning off your screen.
Continue reading for more information on adjusting the iPhone 13 auto-lock option.
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More information about Changing the Duration of Your iPhone’s Screen
The options for the iPhone’s auto-lock setting, as shown on the screen in the last step of the section above, are:
- thirty seconds
- one minute
- two minutes
- three minutes
- four minutes
- five minutes
If you select the “Never” option, your iPhone screen will remain on eternally unless you want to lock it.
Regardless of your auto-lock option, you can lock the screen at any moment by pushing the Side power button. This button can be found on the right side of the iPhone 13. The Power button on some previous iPhone models is located on the top-right of the device.
When you look at your iPhone’s screen, your attention is detected, as mentioned in the Auto-Lock menu. If the iPhone detects your attention, the screen will not be dimmed.
If you’re modifying the screen time out setting on your iPhone to save battery life, a shorter period of time is generally the setting you want to use.
However, you should think about enabling “Low Power Mode.” This is an iPhone feature that will automatically modify a number of settings to help you get more battery life. Go to Settings > Battery > and tap the button to the right of Low Power Mode to access the iPhone Low Power Mode setting.
Changing the iPhone 13 Auto Lock Setting Video
Our advice continues below with further information on how to make the iPhone 13 screen remain on for longer.
Frequently Asked Questions About iPhone 13 Screen Timeout Settings
How can I extend the amount of time before my iPhone sleeps?
When you stop engaging with or gazing at the screen, your iPhone starts the clock for when it goes to sleep.
If you want to extend the time before the iPhone sleeps because you don’t want to touch or look at it, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > then select one of the longer periods of time displayed on that screen.
How can I disable the iPhone 13 screen lock setting?
If you want to prevent your iPhone screen from locking completely, you can disable the Auto-Lock feature entirely.
Choose Auto-Lock from the Display & Brightness menu, then press the Never option on the following screen to make this modification.
Please keep in mind that if you don’t manually lock the screen, it will remain unlocked eternally.
How do you turn iPhone 13 off?
If you want to totally switch off the iPhone 13, press and hold the Volume Up and Side buttons at the same time, then drag the Slide to Power Off button to the right side of the screen.
The iPhone can then be restarted by pressing and holding the Side button until the white Apple logo appears on the screen.
If the screen is frozen, you can do a hard reset by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Side buttons.
More information on how to factory reset an iPhone may be found in our guide.
Is it possible to disable screen timeout on an iPhone 13?
If you don’t want your iPhone screen to turn off unless you hit the Side button, you can disable screen timeout completely.
This is accomplished by selecting the Never option from the Auto Lock menu, which can be accessed by opening the Settings app and then selecting the Display & Brightness submenu.
Why does the screen lock time on my iPhone 13 change when the battery icon is yellow?
While you can manually tweak your device’s auto lock settings, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch include Low Power Modes that change lock screen settings and auto lock time options to help you get more out of your battery.
If you don’t care about saving battery life on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, head to Settings > Battery > and disable Low Power Mode.
What are the iPhone 13’s default screen timeout settings?
If you have never changed your iPhone’s screen timeout settings, it will most likely go into “sleep mode” after 30 seconds of inactivity.
Once the screen has been locked in this fashion, you must unlock it using your password or Face ID.
How to Make the iPhone 13 Screen Stay On For Longer
- Go to Settings.
- Choose Display and Brightness.
- Select Auto-Lock.
- Tap for the desired amount of time.
Now that you know how to make your iPhone 13 screen stay on for an extended period of time, you may use it to make your life easier while following a lesson or recipe. It’s especially beneficial if your hands are dirty as you go through these steps and you don’t want to constantly touching your screen to keep it turned on.
If you choose to utilize the Never option, remember to change it back if the transition is merely temporary. Keeping an unlocked iPhone screen in your pocket or bag might lead to undesired behaviors such as pocket dialing or accidental messaging. It also quickly drains your battery, which might be troublesome if you plan on using your phone later when you may not have access to a charger.
Striking the appropriate mix between usability and power management has long been a challenge for smartphone users. It’s often handy to leave your screen on when you haven’t touched it in a while, but doing so will drain your battery.
This is a function that has been present on numerous iPhone models in most of the newer versions of iOS and can be a lifesaver if you frequently need to keep your screen lighted while performing particular chores.
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